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To die or not to die?

Asked by InkyAnn (2441points) August 7th, 2010

What are some reasons why someone should NOT kill themselves? Be it personal opinion, logical, what your raised to believe or religious.

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ucme's avatar

False economy. You only get one shot at life, may as well make the most of it while you can. “Baby, life’s what you make it. Can’t escape it!”

Herolegion's avatar

For me, I suppose why people should not kill themselves is that life still holds a lot of things in hold for them. If you kill yourself before you’re “fated” to die, you’ll be missing out on those things.

Of course, there’s a 50–50 chance that it’ll turn out be to bad things along the way, but what really irks me is the uncertainty of it all.

If I’m not gonna get to know what kinds of stuffs are going to happen to me later on in life, I just wait and see. hehe.

MacBean's avatar

My reason has always been because I don’t want to cause others distress.

Frenchfry's avatar

When your dead your dead no turning back…. You can’t change your mind. What if you do it wrong and live? God like be brain damaged for life and live. Not worth it.

Cruiser's avatar

Someone has to clean up their mess…so if they do feel the need, Tell them to box everything up before they do it…the effort will be greatly appreciated.

mammal's avatar

generally speaking, suicide should be reserved for the most intolerable of situations, suicide is something to be vehemently discouraged, but it is also a right, it is your body and you have the right to seek the ultimate release from extreme suffering.

stardust's avatar

It’s final. There’s no turning back. The intense suffering doesn’t end – it’s just transferred to the person’s loved ones. None of us know what the future holds, but we can all start to shape it in the present by making changes – big and small.
Every feeling is transitory. This too shall pass is not just a saying.
Once there’s life there’s hope.

NaturallyMe's avatar

I’d say because of the possibility that things will get better and that there may be so many things to look forward to in future when this bad time is over. It would be a major bummer to miss out on those things.

truecomedian's avatar

I think that it is like what the Catholics say, a mortal sin of some kind. I tried to do myself dirty a few times and the last time I saw those shadow monsters and felt something pulling me down. So I think that things would have to be pretty bad in order to face the possibility that what I experienced is true. Most religions think it’s pretty lame, here’s some music.

Austinlad's avatar

I was taught not to count on the existence of an afterlife—that how we live now is paramount—how we treat others, the good we do, the passions we strive to achieve—and that living for some reward in heaven (or as Muslim extremists believe, dying for it) is a waste of life. To my way thinking, suicide is throwing away the most precious and certain gift we’ve been given. Often in my life I have such low times that I was sure things would never get better, but never did I consider suicide. And times always did get better. Who’d want to miss that? I don’t know whether suicide is a sin, but it’s a damned shame.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

You’re a parent.

harple's avatar

Suicide leaves those who loved you with a burden of guilt, and can also lead to huge insecurities (the fact that the suicidee chose to leave forever)... also, when you’ve done the deed and are dead, someone – almost certainly someone who loves you – will find your body… can you really imagine inflicting that on someone you love? They will have that image of your dead body permanently imprinted on their brain, and it will never leave them.

BoBo1946's avatar

Suicide is the most selfish act a human being can commit. The loved ones and friends are left behind with an abundance of guilt to bear.

The Bible teaches us to trust, depend on, and believe in God throughout its length. (Romans 8:28 is one example.) To take your own life would show no faith in God. Notice that although the prophets, apostles, and Jesus Christ were persecuted, tortured, and put to death; they did not commit suicide for an “easy out.” They “fought the good fight” to the end (see 2 Timothy 4:6–8).

InkyAnn's avatar

@Frenchfry I have some brain damage… yha it sucks living with it, and no i wasnt born with it.

@Simone_De_Beauvoir were you saying/asking if im a parent? if so, no im not lol.

@BoBo1946 i 100% agree with you that it is the most selfish act! Im Romain Catholic and even though i dont “practice” my religion to a “T” (example my tattoos) i was brought up to believe that suicide is a mortal sin and that if you do you will be damned to hell with no chance of ever seeing the pearly gates. that even if you attempt suiside and servive your still going to hell no question about it.

Those are my reasons why i will never do it and what i think about it.

Frenchfry's avatar

If you think about it @Inked_up_chic . I hopee you have someone close to talk to. The doctor might be able to give you antidepression meds to help. I was on those after my first marriage went to hell. I got really depressed. I am so much better now. Trust me they help. Just thnk about it.

InkyAnn's avatar

@Frenchfry sorry if I gave you or anyone the impression that I’m depressed or suicidal, I’M NOT. it was just a ramdom thought I had on what were peoples views about it. Nothing more :)

InkyAnn's avatar

But thank you for your concern

crisscrossdork's avatar

why someone shouldnt kill themselves? i dont have a ligim3ently good reason for that. Everyone has troubles and hard times and problems but also everyone has a time in life when they just want to die and it can be for all different reasons. So in all reality there isnt a good reason for someone not to kill themselves. Some might say that it is selfish and wrong but then again look at something that everyone protrays as a goodthing, love. love is selfish and can be wrong because in the end someone usually always ends up hurt just like when someone kills themself.

BoBo1946's avatar

@Inked_up_chic they was the way I was taught also. Life is not easy for any of us. Love for each other is what gets us through each day.

anartist's avatar

Somehow “to be or not to be” seems more proactive. And Hamlet’s dilemma well stated

Whether ‘tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,
And by opposing end them? . . .

filmfann's avatar

There have been times in my life where I have been suicidal. I am very grateful that I did not kill myself.

Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

@Inked_up_chic Being a parent is a reason to not kill yourself. If you’re not a parent, you must find other reasons.

Aster's avatar

First of all, I’ve never considered it but there have been times I would not have minded keeling over. But to jump off a tall building? I admit I’d be afraid that maybe there would be some sort of eternal punishment. Why take the risk?
I wonder if there’s a genetic link. My ex’s nephew and niece both did it in their early forties on the same day of the year as if to make a point. It feels like a weakness to me for a man to do it but I guess that’s not fair. And as crazy as it sounds, it may be a sort of attention getting mechanism. As in, “look what you made me do.” The nephew had been dumped by his wife and three kids and he always adored them. It was just too painful for him to take; she did it for the money offered her by her mother. Mom told her she’d give her a small fortune to divorce D. How she and her mother can live with themselves after this travesty is beyond me.

truecomedian's avatar

Reasons why… I used to be suicidal, for years, it’s a miracle I’m alive and that I’m not like that anymore. I recently thought that if I really wanted to die I was smart enough to succeed, but that is only a bit true. I was happy the last time I woke up from hospital bed.
Laying on my back in a bathroom stall, arms crossing my chest, waiting, waiting, for the lethal dose to kick in. Someone see’s me and asks if I’m ok, I say “yes” I begin to hallucinate. A big black cop comes into the stall. I see him and try and try and make myself throw up. The empty bottle of pills is there on the floor, he puts two and two together. I wake about a day later. I see black shadows around my bed in the reflection on the tv, they move, close in on my as I drift back to sleep. I feel this horrible feeling, like an undertow, like being sucked down. I wake up and the shadow monsters receed. This happens about six times. Then I can finally sleep normal enough. It sucks. Suicide. It’s so wrong, I think it is a sin. Or at least it determines something after we die. I hope to redeem myself, through good deeds, and following my destiny. There should be a place in each state to go to if your suicidal, like a suicide shelter. Not just mental hospitals. The Japanese see it as honorable if done properly. Others see it as a mortal sin. I’m just glad I’m cured of those suicidal tendencies.

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